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Arthur Douglas Crease Letters, Diaries and Scrapbooks

Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease of Victoria to his brother Lindley Crease and his mother Sarah Crease; instructions for the offensive of July 26, 1917; a regimental notebook, diaries and scrapbook. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0055BC Archives MS-2879



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Mch. Very fine. To Richmond by motor bus. Lunched at Castle Inn - & walked by river & New Gardens to Sta & so to town. Dined at Scotts & then to see Carminetta (Alice Delysia & Marie Blanche) a bit vulgar but clever & pretty.

15. Had early breakfast in Chancery Lane & got to Victoria in time to catch train at 7.30 am. at Folkestone found at w. Bridgeman [illegible]. Regina looking well. Reached France at 6 pm. Dined at [illegible] which has gone off a good deal especially in service.

16. Entrained early & got off at Colonne Ricourt & found Bn at Divion . Beautiful day.

17. Sund. Ch parade

18. [illegible] at Houdain. Lunch in Bruay.

19. Heavy rain - Lectures on Military Law.

20. Col Latta went on leave.

21. Training reports CO Adj * OC. Cos went in busses for staff drill to Aix Noulette.

22. Ab 1.30 am rec'd orders for Div. relief. ab 8.30 am OC & OC Cos must forward in bus. Preparing for more.

BC Archives, MS-2879, Box 83, File 1 CREASE FAMILY "Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.

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